uncharacteristic


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un·char·ac·ter·is·tic

 (ŭn′kăr-ək-tə-rĭs′tĭk)
adj.
Unusual or atypical: an uncharacteristic display of anger.

un′char·ac·ter·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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uncharacteristic

(ˌʌnkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk)
adj
not typical or usual
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un•char•ac•ter•is•tic

(ˌʌn kær ək təˈrɪs tɪk)
adj.
not characteristic; not typical; unusual.
[1750–55]
un`char•ac•ter•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncharacteristic - distinctive and not typical; "a book uncharacteristic of its author"
atypical, untypical - not representative of a group, class, or type; "a group that is atypical of the target audience"; "a class of atypical mosses"; "atypical behavior is not the accepted type of response that we expect from children"
characteristic - typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"
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uncharacteristic

adjective unusual, atypical, uncommon, out of the ordinary, unrepresentative an uncharacteristic lack of modesty
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Translations

uncharacteristic

[ˌʌnkæræktəˈrɪstɪk] ADJ [hostility, politeness etc] → inusitado, nada típico
to be uncharacteristic of sthser inusitado en algo
to be uncharacteristic of sbno ser propio de algn
it's very uncharacteristic of herno es nada propio de ella
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

uncharacteristic

[ˌʌnkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk] adjcontraire à ses habitudes
It was uncharacteristic of her father to disappear like this → C'était contraire aux habitudes de son père de disparaître ainsi.
an uncharacteristic lack of modesty → un manque de pudeur contraire à ses habitudes
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

uncharacteristic

adjuncharakteristisch, untypisch (of für); such rudeness is uncharacteristic of himes ist gar nicht seine Art, so unhöflich zu sein; with uncharacteristic enthusiasm/modestymit (für ihn/sie etc) völlig untypischer Begeisterung/Bescheidenheit
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

uncharacteristic

[ʌnˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪk] adj (generosity, behaviour) → insolito/a
that's uncharacteristic of him → non è (una cosa) da lui
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References in classic literature ?
Miss Halcombe, after once or twice hesitating and checking herself, in a most uncharacteristic manner, spoke at last.
She has noticed already that Julian is paler than usual, and that there is something in his manner at once uneasy and subdued--highly uncharacteristic of him at other times.
So strange and uncharacteristic was Tom's conduct that people noticed it, and turned to look after him when he passed on; and when he glanced back--as he could not help doing, in spite of his best resistance--and caught that puzzled expression in a person's face, it gave him a sick feeling, and he took himself out of view as quickly as he could.
There were some very uncharacteristic mistakes, but I think nobody's making allowances for Kerry.
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There came a double punch of the air, an uncharacteristic roar, but such is Emery's frustration at the stodginess of his first season here - and the lack of control they exert in matches - that any celebrations were swift.